Another psychotic Batman. How original. Another armored costume. How original. Another dark scene with flashing cuts during the fighting so we can't see any of it. How original. Another Catwoman villain/romance subplot. How original.
|Posted: 26 August 2020 at 7:41am | IP Logged | 9
It looks like someone is starting the Batman story all over - AGAIN - and as usual, they made the second movie in the series first. The origin, the reasons, the "coming of bat-age", etc.
Maybe someday, they can find a director who does a movie about Batman from the good ol' days. The World's Greatest Detective. The World's Greatest Escape Artist. The World's Greatest Disguise Artist. The hero who takes advantage of a superstitious, cowardly lot - but isn't trying to terrorize EVERYONE. The guy who's willing to help bunch of kids play baseball by umping a dirt field game. The hero who actually knows the police, and isn't feared and hated by most of them. The one who knows Gotham City so well that he can tell where some lug is running there before the lug does (and we've all seen that O'Neil/Adams page, I think.)
The one who engenders this: "Sorry, Penguin, but we're sticking with McGinty's mob." "Boosting tires? You FOOLS! You'll make 100 times more working as my gang!" "Yeah, maybe... until the Bat gets you. An' he always gets you!"
No, I don't want Batman going to foreign worlds, or fighting cavemen. But I don't want an on-the-edge Batman who's always a nickel short of a nervous breakdown either.
LIGHTS for God's sake! Not every single thing in a shadowy warehouse, a shadowy night club, a shadowy church, a shadowy mansion. Don't obscure everything.
Well, so much for my fantasy today. Hell, if they start with the 1966 Batman movie as a guide, I'd be happy.